environmental protection agency

Louie Gohmert: Government Can't Default If It Stays Shut Down
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asserted this week that the government shutdown could actually keep the U.S. from defaulting. Read more...
Radioactive Wastewater From Fracking Is Found In Pennsylvania Stream
New testing of treated wastewater from fracking shows that it contains high levels of radioactive radium, along with chloride and bromide. Read more...
Senator Sanders Continues Relentless Flogging Of Extremist GOP
Bernie Sanders detailed a Republican to-do list that ranges from abolishing Social Security, privatizing VA health care, getting rid of the EPA, junking the minimum wage and more. Read more...
Obama Announces First Coal Carbon Limits
"Setting fair Clean Air Act standards does not cause the sky to fall." Read more...
Fresh off the August recess, the United States Congress got back to business today. Rather than focusing on pressing issues like a potential war, looming budget deadlines, and the growing problem of student loan debt, some Republican lawmakers thought it was the perfect time to pick up where they left off before their recess – attacking the Environmental Protection Agency. Read more...

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Huckabee, Inhofe: Obama Violated Federal Law To Promote Climate Agenda
Climate denier Senator Jim Inhofe called in to climate denier Mike Huckabee's radio show on Monday to discuss global warming and the Obama administration's plans to deal with it. Read more...
DeSmogBlog has obtained a copy of an Obama Administration Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fracking groundwater contamination PowerPoint presentation describing a then-forthcoming study's findings in Dimock, Pennsylvania. Read more...
Authorities say a train carrying flammable and corrosive materials has derailed in Louisiana and about 100 homes have been evacuated as a precaution. Read more...
When the Environmental Protection Agency abruptly retreated on its multimillion-dollar investigation into water contamination in a central Wyoming natural gas field last month, it shocked environmentalists and energy industry supporters alike. Read more...
Two major lawsuits have been filed, one of which - the class-action suit referred to as the "Lake Conway Class" - claims Exxon's spill was a massive 27,000 barrels/1.1 million gallons in size and also says this was the 14th spill of the Pegasus line in its history. The other one - lead by the EPA and the Arkansas AG - is seeking possible billions in reparations from ExxonMobil for gross violations of the Clean Water Act and other similar AR state-level laws. Read more...